Joanna Montgomery had always wanted to be a writer, but her work in a prestigious family law practice derailed those dreams for about a quarter of a century. Then circumstances caused her life’s path to take an unexpected turn.After being diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer, Joanna began to chronicle her experiences of treatment, motherhood and marriage in an honest, unflinching blog called “It’s Cancer, Baby.”
She later went on to appear in a 10-part series of documentary shorts of the same name, all filmed during treatment, and was one of the first guests on Katie Couric’s talk show, “Katie,”
Joanna is now a regular contributing columnist for the Huffington Post, and her personal writings continue to inspire, comfort, and bring hope to countless others touched by the disease.
Today, in addition to writing and speaking, Joanna is currently working on a memoir, as well as a children’s book geared toward children fighting illness. She sits on the Board of the Women Survivors Alliance, and is also in the process of launching The Magnolia Foundation, a non-profit organization for research relating to the treatment and cure of gynecologic cancers.
Joanna juggles these responsibilities with chasing after an active toddler and an over-achieving husband, all with the soundtrack to “Frozen” in heavy rotation in her head. She would love for you to follow her on Twitter or check out her blog hellojomo.com, as this will give her incentive to keep them updated.by